Migration into art

Transcultural identities and art-making in a globalised world

by Anne Ring Petersen, Marsha Meskimmon

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This book addresses a topic of increasing importance to artists, art historians and scholars of cultural studies, migration studies and international relations: migration as a profoundly transforming force that has remodelled artistic and art institutional practices across the world. It explores contemporary art's critical engagement with migration and globalisation as a key source for improving our understanding of how these processes transform identities, cultures, institutions and geopolitics. The author explores three interwoven issues of enduring interest: identity and belonging, institutional visibility and recognition of migrant artists, and the interrelations between aesthetics and politics, including the balancing of aesthetics, politics and ethics in representations of forced migration.
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Endorsements

This book addresses a topic of increasing importance to artists, art historians and scholars of cultural studies, migration studies and international relations: migration as a transforming force that has remodeled artistic and art institutional practices across the world. It explores contemporary art's entanglement and critical engagement with migration and globalisation as a key source for improving our understanding of how these processes transform identities, cultures, institutions and geopolitics. Focusing on the interrelations between transcultural identities, the paradoxes of globalisation and the experience of migration as structured by both mobility and settlement, longing and belonging, identification and disidentification, it contributes knowledge about three interwoven issues of enduring interest. First, it is concerned with identity and belonging because migration challenges the identities of the people who migrate but also of the communities where migrants settle. The second set of issues revolves around visibility and recognition. Which impact does increased mobility have on the art world and the careers and works of artists? How have the discursive, structural and artistic changes paved the way for the idea of 'global art' and a growing institutional visibility and recognition of artists with a migrant background? Third, the book is concerned with the question of the interrelations between aesthetics and politics and how aesthetics, politics and ethics may be balanced in artistic representations of migration, especially forced migration. The book's transnational selection of outstanding artists and its thematic and theoretical breadth makes it a much needed entry-point for students and scholars into the study of an increasingly dominating aspect of the contemporary art world.

Reviews

This book addresses a topic of increasing importance to artists, art historians and scholars of cultural studies, migration studies and international relations: migration as a transforming force that has remodeled artistic and art institutional practices across the world. It explores contemporary art's entanglement and critical engagement with migration and globalisation as a key source for improving our understanding of how these processes transform identities, cultures, institutions and geopolitics. Focusing on the interrelations between transcultural identities, the paradoxes of globalisation and the experience of migration as structured by both mobility and settlement, longing and belonging, identification and disidentification, it contributes knowledge about three interwoven issues of enduring interest. First, it is concerned with identity and belonging because migration challenges the identities of the people who migrate but also of the communities where migrants settle. The second set of issues revolves around visibility and recognition. Which impact does increased mobility have on the art world and the careers and works of artists? How have the discursive, structural and artistic changes paved the way for the idea of 'global art' and a growing institutional visibility and recognition of artists with a migrant background? Third, the book is concerned with the question of the interrelations between aesthetics and politics and how aesthetics, politics and ethics may be balanced in artistic representations of migration, especially forced migration. The book's transnational selection of outstanding artists and its thematic and theoretical breadth makes it a much needed entry-point for students and scholars into the study of an increasingly dominating aspect of the contemporary art world.

Author Biography

Dorothy C. Rowe is Senior Lecturer in History of Art at the University of Bristol

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Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: December 2017
  • 9781526121929 / 1526121921
  • United Kingdom
  • Manchester University Press
  • Readership: General/trade; College/higher education; Professional and scholarly
  • Publish State: Published
  • Dimensions: 234 X 156 mm
  • Series: Rethinking Art's Histories
  • Reference Code: 10008